Best TV Shows of All Time!!!

Do you need time to ease up on and take your mind off of something?

Worry not, we have the solution. Why not binge-watch TV-Show?

TV shows are not only a source of entertainment but also a great friend in need. Some of them are very educative, while others make you laugh or even cry at times.

Artistic Impression of TV Shows
Artistic Impression of TV Shows (Source: Pixahive.com)

Likewise, it is like riding an emotional roller coaster till you start the next show. It creates some bonding between the characters and the viewers.

Watching a TV show can take some of your time. However, there are some epic TV shows that can be life-changing.

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S. No. TV Shows
25. House of Cards
24. Arrested Development
23. Stranger Things
22. Rome
21. Better Call Saul
20. Mad Men
19. Twin Peaks
18. Seinfeld
17. Friends
16. Peaky Blinders
15. Fargo
14. True Detective
13. Dexter
12. The Simpsons
11. Sherlock
10. Lost
9. The Twilight Zone
8. Narcos
7. Rick and Morty
6. Game of Thrones
5. The Wire
4. Band of Brothers
3. Chernobyl
2. The Sopranos
1. Breaking Bad

Best TV Shows of All Time

TV shows are just great to watch once in a while, and we can assure you that these shows won’t disappoint you.

The information is collected from sources such as IMDB, Rotten Tomato, and Insider.

25. House of Cards (2013-2018)

House of Cards is a political drama series created by Beau Willimon. The show broadcasted from 2013 to 2018.

Similarly, it is rated 8.7 in IMDB, making it one of the best TV shows of all time.

This show is an adaptation of the House of Cards Trilogy, a novel written by Michael Dobbs.

Moreover, House of Cards features highly talented actors and actresses such as Kevin Spacy, Robin Wright, Michel Gill, to name a few.

This show portrays the power, corruption, manipulation, and cruelty involved in politics.

House of Cards ran for six seasons with 73 episodes altogether.

Furthermore, this show has won 7 Primetime Emmys along with 215 nominations and 34 wins altogether.

24. Arrested Development (2003-2019)

Arrested Development is an American sitcom that features the Bluths, a dysfunctional, formerly wealthy family.

This show aired on Fox for three seasons from 2nd November 2003 to 10th February 2006.

It was canceled due to a low rating, although there were many positive responses.

Later, Netflix released seasons 4 and 5 as a revival of Arrested Development.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development Poster (Source: Flickr.com)

Similarly, Arrested Development portrays day-to-day life combining archival photos, voice-over narration, handheld camera work, and historical footage.

It is one of the best comedy sitcoms of all time. Likewise, this TV show has a rating of 8.7 in IMDB, which is not bad.

Additionally, Arrested Development won 6 Primetime Emmys plus a total of 120 nominations and 60 wins.

23. Stranger Things (Ongoing)

Stranger Things is a science fiction American TV series that is still ongoing. The very first episode was released on 15th July 2016.

To date, there are three seasons with a total of 25 episodes.

The show’s total running time is about 77 minutes. Likewise, it has a rating of 8.7 in IMDB.

So, if you haven’t watched it, then it is worth a watch!

Stranger Things
Stranger Things-TV Series (Source: Flickr.com)

Stranger Things has a fantastic cast, including big names like Winona Ryder, David Harbour, etc.

This show starts with a small peaceful town that later becomes home to many strange incidents, such as the disappearance of a child.

Since the show is a science fiction suspense thriller, you get to see some supernatural powers too. How cool is that???

Until now, Stranger Things have won 7 Primetime Emmys and 215 nominations, and 76 wins in total.

22. Rome (2005-2007)

Another one of the best TV shows of all time is “Rome.”

It was created by Bruno Heller, John Milius, William J. MacDonald, which is a historical drama TV series.

It premiered on HBO Network from 28th August 2005 to 5th March 2007.

Similarly, it aired for just two seasons, with 22 episodes in total.

Rome TV Series
Rome-TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

Similarly, it has an IMDB rating of 8.7, which is impressive for such sort epic TV series.

This TV series follows the narration of two Roman soldiers named Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus. They turn into heroes after their outstanding performance in the arena.

If you are looking for some epic historical drama, then just go for it!

Furthermore, the Rome TV series won 7 Primetime Emmys along with 36 nominations and 19 wins.

21. Better Call Saul (Ongoing)

Better Call Saul is one of the most sought-after TV shows of all time created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan.

They also directed one of the most popular shows Breaking Bad.

The show premiered on 8th February 2015 on AMC. The sixth and last season is set to air in early 2022, which consists of 13 episodes in total.

Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul- TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

Likewise, this series portrays the life of a crooked man named James McGill, who later turns himself into the criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman.

Furthermore, this TV show has been nominated for 35 Primetime Emmys, 210 nominations, and 35 wins in total.

Whenever there is a problem, well, you “Better Call Saul” !!!

20. Mad Men (2007-2015)

American period drama series Mad Men ran on AMC network from 19th July 2007 to 17th May 2015. It was created by Matthew Wiener.

Likewise, there are seven seasons and 92 episodes of this show in total.

Mad Men
Mad Men-TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

Furthermore, the main character of this series is Don Draper, who is erratic, mysterious, and a genius. He is an advertising executive with a magnetic persona.

It is known for the best screenplay, direction, and acting.

Mad Men won 16 Primetime Emmys and a total of 397 nominations, along with 143 wins.

19. Twin Peaks (1990-2017)

The next best TV show of all time is “Twin Peaks.”

Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, it is a suspense horror serial drama.

Twin Peaks initially premiered on 8th April 1990 but got canceled in 1991 after two seasons. However, the show returned after 25 years in 2017 for season 3.

Nonetheless, the show ran for three seasons (48 episodes) in total.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks-TV Show (Source: Amazon.com)

Twin Peaks follows the investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer, homecoming queen.

Local Sheriff Harry S. Truman and FBI special agent Dale Cooper investigate the murder in the fictional town named Twin Peaks.

Similarly, the show was critically acclaimed for its best cinematography. Likewise, it has a rating of 8.5 in IMDB.

Additionally, Twin Peaks got nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys, with 41 nominations and 21 wins.

18. Seinfeld (1989-1998)

Seinfeld is an American comedy sitcom created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

This TV show aired from 5th July 1989 to 14 May 1998 on NBC. Likewise, it ran for nine seasons and 180 episodes in total.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld-TV Show (Source: Sonypictures.com)

Furthermore, Jerry Seinfeld is the main protagonist (a fictional version of Seinfeld himself) in this show and his three friends.

This show features the day-to-day personal life of Seinfeld with friends.

Additionally, Seinfeld won 10 Primetime Emmys and 186 nominations with 74 wins in total.

17. Friends (1994-2004)

“Friends” is one of the most sought-after comedy sitcoms of all time. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman.

This TV show aired from 22 September 1994 to 6 May 2004 on NBC. Likewise, it lasted ten seasons and 236 episodes in total.

Till today, this sitcom has a cult fandom of its own.

Friends
Friends-TV Show (Source: Flickr.com)

This comedic sitcom follows the life of six characters, each with different personalities.

Moreover, the characters share their misadventures, love life, and all the happenings in their apartment in Manhattan, New York City.

Similarly, they are constantly in groups talking and sharing each other’s problems in the cafe- “Central Perk.”

Interesting Fact: The final episode of the sitcom which aired on 6th May 2004 was watched by about 52.5 million viewers. This made it the fifth most-watched finale in TV history.

The major six cast members of the sitcom returned for a reunion special that aired on HBO Max in 2021.

If you need a good laugh, just watch Friends but keep this in mind it is extremely contagious.

Additionally, this show won 6 Primetime Emmys, 220 nominations, and 77 wins in total.

16. Peaky Blinders (Ongoing)

Peaky Blinders is a fictional historical crime drama TV series created by Steven Knight.

It premiered on BBC Two on September 12, 2013, for four seasons.  After that, it ran on BBC One for the fifth season and presumably the sixth one too.

It is one of the best gangster TV shows of all time.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders-TV Series (Source: Walmart.com)

Similarly, this TV show follows the lifestyle of a criminal family (Shelby family) set in Birmingham, England.

Moreover, Peaky Blinders features some top-rated actors like Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, Adrien Broody, etc.

Peaky Blinder TV series has a total of 21 wins and 47 nominations.

15. Fargo (Ongoing)

The next best TV show is “Fargo” and is created by Noah Hawley. It is a crime comedy-drama series.

Fargo premiered on FX on 15 April 2014. Till now, there are four seasons and 41 episodes in total.

Similarly, it has a rating of 8.9 in IMDB and is one of the best TV series.

Fargo
Fargo-TV Show (Source: QuotesGram.com)

Moreover, this TV show won six Primetime Emmy, 231 nominations, and 60 wins in total.

14. True Detective (2014-2019)

Another best TV show of all time on the list is “True Detective.”

This anthology crime American drama series is created by Nic Pizzolatto.

True Detective aired from 12th January 2014 to 24th February 2019 on HBO.  Likewise, it has an IMDB rating of 8.9.

True Detective
True Detective-TV Show (Source: Amazon.com)

Moreover, this TV show is all about the two detectives investigating murders and criminal issues.

Guess who is the star of season one of True Detective?? Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey played one of the detectives.

Additionally, True Detective won five Primetime Emmys, 91 nominations, and 30 wins in total.

13. Dexter (2006-2013)

Dexter is a psychological crime thriller drama series created by James Manos Jr.

It is based on the novel “Darkly Dreaming Dexter,” written by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter ran on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.

Similarly, it ran for eight seasons and 96 episodes in total.

Dexter
Dexter-TV Series (Source: Flickr.com)

Likewise, this TV show follows the life of protagonist Dexter Morgan, who is a brilliant serial killer.

He has an amusing way of planning and solving crimes. However, he commits the crime himself too.

Dexter has a rating of 8.6 out of 10 in IMDB.

Furthermore, this mystery, crime thriller TV show won 4 Primetime Emmys, 196 nominations, and 53 wins in total.

12. The Simpsons (Ongoing)

“The Simpsons” is one of the best-animated comedy sitcoms and an all-time American favorite show.

Matt Groening created it. The Simpsons TV show started on December 17, 1989.

Till now, there are 32 seasons and 706 episodes in total.

Likewise, it has a rating of 8.6 in IMDB.

The Simpsons
The Simpsons-TV Show (Source: Amazon.com)

Furthermore, this TV show depicts the satirical adventures of the Simpsons family of Springfield.

Moreover, The Simpsons portray the reality of a working-class family humorously.

This show has won 34 Primetime Emmys, 338 nominations, and 177 wins so far.

11. Sherlock (2010-2017)

Sherlock is a crime-comedy and suspense drama series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

This TV series is an adaptation of “Sherlock Holmes” detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock aired from 24th July 2010 to 15th January 2017. It ran for four seasons and 13 episodes.

Likewise, it has an IMDB rating of 9.1, which is one of the highest.

Sherlock
Sherlock-TV Show (Source: Voicesfilm.com)

Similarly, this TV show’s protagonists are Sherlock Holmes, a sociopath detective, and Doctor John Watson.

They are constantly seen as crime solvers where everything is linked to something. Moreover, this excellent TV series is praised for its acting, writing, and directing.

In 2011, Sherlock was acclaimed for a Peabody Award.

Additionally, this show won 9 Primetime Emmys, 183 nominations, and 92 wins in total.

10. Lost (2001-2010)

Another best TV show is “Lost,” created by Jeffrey Lieber, J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and J.J. Abrams.

It is a mystery, fictional adventure Americal drama series. The show aired from 22nd September 2001 to 23rd May 2010 on ABC.

It aired for six seasons and 121 episodes in total. Likewise, it has an IMDB rating of 8.3.

Lost
Lost-TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

Similarly, this show follows the story of survivors of a plane crash on some mysterious island.

Lost TV series is an ultimate package of science fiction and various supernatural phenomena.

Moreover, it is one of the most-watched TV shows.

There were almost 16 million viewers on the first season and 11 million viewers per episode till its final season.

Additionally, this show won 10 Primetime Emmys along with 398 nominations and 113 wins.

9. The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

The next best TV show is “The Twilight Zone,” created by Rod Serling.

This TV show is an American media Franchise based on the anthology TV series.

The Twilight Zone ran from 1959 to 1964 on CBS for five seasons in total.

Likewise, it is rated 9 in IMDB, making it one of the best TV shows, despite being black and white.

Best TV Shows of All Time The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone-TV Show (Source: Amazon.com)

Moreover, this TV show has a different genre for each episode.

There is a lot of fantasy, suspense, horror, comedy, and thriller, which usually end with meaningful morals.

The Twilight Zone was a successful TV series of that time, and even after 60 odd years of the initial release, it is one of the best.

Additionally, it won 3 Primetime Emmys, along with 14 total nominations and nine overall wins.

8. Narcos (2015-2017)

Narcos is a biographical crime drama series created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, and Doug Miro.

It is a Netflix original series and aired from 8th August 2015 to 11th September 2017.

Similarly, it ran for three seasons and 30 episodes in total.

Best TV Shows of All Time Narcos
Narcos-TV Series (Source: NME.com)

Likewise, this TV show is based on the story of drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Narcos depicts Escobar’s dealings with DEA agents and the rise of Cali Cartel.

Furthermore, this TV series was nominated for Primetime Emmys three times, along with 19 nominations and 8 overall wins.

7. Rick and Morty (Ongoing)

Rick and Morty is an animated sitcom series created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

The show was released initially on 2nd December 2013, on Cartoon Network. Up until now, there are five seasons and 49 episodes in total.

Similarly, Rick and Morty has a rating of 9.2 in IMDB.

Likewise, it is one of the most-watched TV shows of all time.

Best TV Shows of All Time Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty-TV Show (Source: Episodate.com)

Furthermore, this show follows the interdimensional adventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanches and his grandson Morty Smith.

Nonetheless, this TV series is ahead of its time.

Additionally, Rick and Morty have won Primetime Emmys twice, along with 26 nominations and 18 overall wins.

6. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

It is one of the most sought-after and talked-about shows.

Game of Thrones, created by D.B. Weiss and  David Benioff, is a fantasy, tragedic serial drama show.

It aired from 17th April 2011 to 19th May 2019 on HBO.

Similarly, it ran for eight seasons with 73 episodes in total.

Best TV Shows of All Time Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones-TV Show (Source: Target.com)

If you want to see dragons, then this show is for you!!

This TV show is all about deception, suspense, politics, and war for the throne. Moreover, it also portrays the nature of human beings in both good and bad ways.

Well, it was critically acclaimed for the best acting, plots, and dialogues.

Additionally, this TV show won 59 Primetime Emmys, 3 Hugo Awards, and a Peabody Award.

5. The Wire (2002-2008)

The fifth best TV show is “The Wire,” created by David Simson. It is an American crime serial drama.

The Wire premiered from 2nd June 2002 to 9th March 2008, on HBO. It ran for five seasons comprising of 60 episodes.

Likewise, it has an IMDB rating of 9.3, which is one of the highest ratings ever for a TV series.

Best TV Shows of All Time The Wire
The Wire-TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

Moreover, the show follows the Baltimore narcotics scene and the convergence of education, media, and bureaucracy.

Furthermore, this TV show got nominated for Primetime Emmys twice, with 54 other nominations and 16 wins.

Although The Wire did not get any significant awards initially, it is one of the top TV shows now.

4. Band of Brothers (2001)

Band of Brother is the fourth-best TV show of all time.

It is an American war drama miniseries created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Band of Brothers is based on a 1992 non-fiction book by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Similarly, this show aired from 9th September 2001 to 4th November 2001 on HBO for a total of 10 episodes.

Best TV Shows of All Time Band-of-Brothers
Band of Brothers-TV series (Source: Amazon.com)

Likewise, this miniseries has an IMDB rating of 9.4.

Furthermore, Band of Brothers won Golden Globe Award and an Emmy in 2001.

3. Chernobyl (2019)

Craig Mazin created Chernobyl, a tragic historical miniseries.

This TV series is based on the nuclear powerplant disaster that took place in 1986 in Ukraine.

It premiered from 6th May to 3rd June 2019 on HBO in the UK. Similarly, there are five episodes altogether in this miniseries.

Likewise, Chernobyl has a rating of 9.4 in IMDB.

Best TV Shows of All Time Chernobyl
Chernobyl-TV Series (Source: Hotstar.com)

This miniseries depicts the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the USSR.

It is also known as the worst anthropogenic disaster in the world.

Furthermore, Chernobyl won 10 Primetime Emmys along with 83 wins and 57 nominations in total.

2. The Sopranos (1999-2007)

The second-best TV show on the list is “The Sopranos,” created by David Chase. It is an American crime drama TV series.

The Sopranos premiered from 10th January 1999 to 10th June 2007 on HBO. It ran for six seasons consisting of 86 episodes.

Likewise, this show has a rating of 9.2 in IMDB.

Best TV Shows of All Time The Sopranos
The Sopranos-TV Show (Source: Amazon.com)

Similarly, this series follows the mob boss of New Jersey, Tony Soprano.

Moreover, it is one of the epic shows and has been critically acclaimed for best screenwriting ever.

Additionally, The Sopranos won 21 Primetime Emmys along with 309 nominations and 120 wins.

1. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Who hasn’t heard of Breaking Bad?? It is one of the most popular and legendary TV shows of all time.

Breaking Bad is the top best TV show with a large fan base.

Vince Gilligan created this American neo-Western crime drama TV series.

Similarly, this show aired from 20th January 2008 to 29th September 2013 on AMC. Likewise, it ran for five seasons with 62 episodes in total.

Best TV Shows of All Time Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad-TV Series (Source: Amazon.com)

IMDB has rated the show 9.4 out of 10.

Breaking Bad TV series follows the life of chemistry teacher Walter White.

It shows his transformation from being a simple high school teacher to a dangerous criminal.

Also, let’s not forget Jesse Pinkman!!

Furthermore, Breaking Bad holds the Guinness World Records for the most critically acclaimed TV show in 2013.

Additionally, this show won numerous awards: 16 Primetime Emmys, 238 nominations, and 152 wins in total.

Which one is your favorite TV show of all time?? Comment below!!

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